Mario returns from the past Smash Bros. games, better than ever. He's traditionally been a balanced character, but in this title he gets a power-focus with some slower movements. He's truly an improvement with extremely unique moves and all-new physics. The mascot of Nintendo is ready to kick some but with his retro boots!
Luigi, the taller and (be honest here) better brother is back with a completely reinvented moveset. He loses some power in the game, though, to be put into more knockback and faster speeds. It's hardly difficult to play as Luigi - he's the ultimate beginner's character! Don't underestimate him, even if he is slightly more cowardly than his big bro.
|TBA||Donkey Kong||Donkey Kong||TBA|
|TBA||King K. Rool (New!)||Donkey Kong||TBA|
|TBA||Ice Climbers||Ice Climbers||TBA|
|King Boo |
|Bowser Jr.||Super Mario||TBA|
|TBA||Diddy Kong||Donkey Kong||TBA|
|TBA||Dixie Kong (New!)||Donkey Kong||TBA|
"Leaks" and Rumors
Two Trailers Leaks
After the website update pre-reveal with the Mario characters (confirming Rosalina and Dr. Mario as cut) a 4Chan user known as "Anonumont" leaked out two trailers planned for use in a future Nintendo Direct or E3 Conference, along with many pictures confirming quite a few characters.
The first trailer, called "Knocked Down but Not Out" featured the confirmination (with splash screens) for previously cut veterans Mewtwo, Lucas, Wolf, and the Ice Climbers. It also featured snippets of unconfirmed veterans Wario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Yoshi, and Fox. The second trailer was only a snippet of a trailer, showing splash screens for Dixie Kong and King K. Rool.
The pictures included gameplay shots of most revealed characters along with Wario, Dixie, Mewtwo, Wolf, Ice Climbers, Yoshi, and Lucas.